Bunker Hill Community College

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Single Stop

Connecting students to State, local, Federal and community benefits

Division of Student Affairs  |  We are here for you!

We are here for you! ALL Student Affairs offices will be OPEN VIRTUALLY Monday- Friday    9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Single Stop: Phone, Email and Chat:   617-228-3330

Kathleen O’Neill: kboneill@bhcc.edu or 617-228-3282

Jean-Dany Joachim: jjoachim@bhcc.edu or 617-228-3330

Kristine E. Larkin: kelarkin@bhcc.edu or 617-228-1915

Resource Guide from the District Attorney’s Office
The District Attorney’s Office has prepared information on unemployment, SNAP, SSA, mental health, crisis and prevention. View the District Attorney’s COVID-19 Resource Guide.

Food Assistance Resources

If you’re having trouble affording food, we are fortunate to be working with several groups that may be able to help you.
View food assistance resources.

DISH Food Pantry

WiFi Access

Comcast is taking steps to implement the following new policies for the next 60 days, and other important initiatives:

Xfinity WiFi Free For Everyone: Xfinity WiFi hotspots across the country will be available to anyone who needs them for free – including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers. For a map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots, visit www.xfinity.com/wifi. Once at a hotspot, consumers should select the “xfinitywifi” network name in the list of available hotspots and then launch a browser.
More Information: https://corporate.comcast.com/covid-19

COVID-19 Rental Relief Fund

The City of Boston is dedicating $3 million in City funds to help Boston residents at risk of losing their rental housing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The funds will help income-eligible tenants who live within the city of Boston and who:
- do not have access to expanded unemployment benefits, or
- because of the nature of their jobs, the unemployment benefits they will receive represent a significant reduction in their actual income.

Learn more: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1F7qsoBRkL3OZ44XTpz1ht9eltNHxKzwQzyNX3dCp0HI/viewform?edit_requested=true

SNAP

The Department of Transitional Assistance has suspended collecting many of the proofs or verification typically requested for SNAP and cash assistance purposes. DTA reopened its offices today, and are working with very part-time staffing as they gear up (the local DTA offices are physically CLOSED, but SNAP workers are staffing the phone lines and trying to process as many new applications as possible).

Students who are applying or have a SNAP renewal or TAFDC renewal, they DO NOT NEED to submit signed DTA forms, such as the Educational Income and Expense form (EDUC-1) or the Community College Enrollment form (CCE-1 forms). DTA will take a self-declaration from the student about their financial aid and student attendance.

DTA is aware that colleges are closed down and staff is not available to sign and fax forms. If a student is studying remotely, they are still a "student" under the SNAP rules.

About Single Stop

After Hours Guide for Single Stop

The Single Stop program at Bunker Hill Community College focuses on connecting students to state and federal financial resources and local community services.  The aim is to help student surmount economic barriers, continue with their education and move toward economic mobility with the ultimate goal of ending cycles of poverty.

Single Stop aid students in applying for benefits such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), offers referrals for those with housing issues, helps with health insurance applications, provides financial literacy classes, and helps students to advocate for themselves when applying for resources.

Since 2012, The Greater Boston Food Bank has partnered with Single Stop to sponsor monthly Mobile Markets for our campus community and veterans. We have been fortunate to be working with food rescue programs such as Food Link and Food for Free, which support our students through ongoing donations.  We have a new food pantry on campus, THE DISH, which is open to all students, faculty and staff.

Community Partner Visits

The Visits have been canceled for the duration of the Coronavirus Emergency. However, help is still available!

To talk about affordable financial resources to assist with paying for college

Mya Goodman (She, Her, & Hers) Senior College Affordability Advisor
uAspire | PREPARE * AFFORD * SUCCEED
31 Milk St, Suite 900, Boston, MA 02109
office:617.778.7195 ext. 140
email: myag@uaspire.org | www.uaspire.org

To assist with housing issues

Jaisyn Melenciano
Housing Supports & Co-location Training Manager
617-425-6738 | Fax 617-532-7509| Cell 617-869-8441
1411 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02120- 3401
MetroHousingBoston.org

To discuss Public Disability Benefits Planning Services

Linda Muse, Benefits Specialist
EWIC/CWIC
Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission
600 Washington St.
Boston, MA 02111
(617)-594-8844
FAX 617-204-3847

 

To discuss Financial Empowerment

Julie Demusz
Financial Empowerment Coach, JVS
Bunker Hill Community College office: D206 lower tier

Phone: 857-202-1199
Fax:617-451-9973
Email: JDemusz@jvs-boston.org

 

Statement to our Students

We are committed to helping you be successful. We understand that at times you may be facing financial difficulties and we want to help. You are not alone.

If you are having trouble affording food, please let us know. We are fortunate to be working with several groups that may be able to help you. Visit us in room D206 on the Charlestown Campus today.

 Single Stop Mission

Single Stop is a one-stop resource center offering students holistic advising grounded in equity, respect and trust focused on providing basic needs assistance.Through inclusive coordinated access to local, State, federal and community-based organizations, Single Stop strives to build economic mobility needed to increase student retention and graduation.